Neighborhood News


Rain, rain, rain. So wonderful. We are thankful for all that we have gotten and would not complain if we get some more.

Do not forget the first Saturday Breakfast is on Aug. 3. Serving starts at 8 a.m. and the cost is still $5. We’re having

a good turnout for breakfast. See you then.

Scotland Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church is having a Revival from Aug. 5-9 at 7 p.m. nightly. Speaker

is Brother Shane Williams.

Our granddaughter is going to be an exchange student in Germany and is leaving on Tuesday, July 30. We are

praying for a safe trip for her and that she has a wonderful experience.

We have had several deaths in our community this last couple of weeks and several people ill. Our thoughts and prayers

are with these families.

Have a great week and if anyone has Scotland news call James Burns at 592-3935.


The Crabtree reunion is being held Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Foursquare Church. It’s a potluck gathering for former and current residents and a time to get to know new neighbors.

Recent rains in the area have made the possibility of a second hay cutting likely.

If you have info about the greater Crabtree and 16 West community call Jeff Burgess at 745-1249.


I hope you have had the opportunity to enjoy the fiery red sunrises, the colorful rainbows brought on by our recent rains and the amazing and sometimes ominous cloud formations we have been experiencing this last week. The wonders of nature are always awe inspiring.

Sean Sikes had an awe-inspiring encounter of the bear kind this week while taking a walk on Midget Road. This black bear seems to have chosen our neighborhood for his residency in spite of attempts by good-intentioned friends like Kenneth Ragland to persuade him to find other accommodations. Most bears are extremely shy and elusive and will avoid direct contact with humans. However, if you do find yourself in a close encounter it’s best to stay calm and slowly move away or try to intimidate the bear by shouting and making noise so that he moves away. Be bear aware, keep food and garbage away from dwellings and keep you pets and livestock close to home during the early morning and late evening hours when bears are more active and are usually out looking for food.

If you live in the Dennard area and have news call Jackie Sikes at 253-4716.


By Thelma Murray

Jim and Jenny Faulkner recently spent three days in Branson. They saw the Joseph play while they were there.

Grady and Bramlett Carlton are expecting their former foreign student, Carmen and Rufin Guiada and their children Beneta and Joshua, to arrive Monday from Germany. They plan to stay for a few weeks.

Judy Sowell went to Little Rock Friday to visit her son Danny and Kirsten Sowell and their sons Jax and Max.

Kathy Berry of Houston, Texas, has been here three weeks helping her sister, Gail Kirkendoll, who fell and injured her back. Kathy plans to return home this week.

John and Jo Nan Harper had all their children to visit them Sunday.

Cala Linn’s sister, Glenda Keenihan of Beebe, visited her Saturday.

Melba Tipton’s son Tony George of Denver, Colo., is spending a few days with her this week.

Shady Grove church dismissed Sunday night and attended the revival at Lexington.

Tim and Elaine DeWilde and Amber Brafford and son Reid Brafford and daughter Layla Armstrong went on a trip to St. Louis, Mo. They saw the Arch and visited the zoo, went to Six Flags and toured the city.

Carlton and Mary Morris of Marion, Tenn., visited his mother Helen Johnson over the weekend.

Thelma Murray visited her aunt Geneva and Lewis Meyner of Culpepper Mountain, and Patsy and Jesse Ward of Formosa on Wednesday.

James Welch of Maddison, Miss., visited his mother, Kay and Wilburn Weaver, recently.

Thirty-one senior citizens from Shirley, Clinton and Fairfield Bay went on a trip to Little Rock to the Murry Dinner Theater to see Southern Crossroads. They saw Sam Trawick, grandson of Jo Trawick of Fairfield Bay and nephew of Steve Trawick of Clinton.

Belinda Murray went to Springfield, Mo., to visit her sister Lissia Findley. She also visited Joellen Murray Ohumukini who is a patient at Mercy hospital in Springfield.